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  • America: History and Life
    Key resource covers US & Canadian history, prehistory-present. Indexes articles, book reviews, essay collections, dissertations, media. With abstracts.
  • Anthropology Plus  
      
    Indexes articles, reports, edited works, and other publications in Anthropology and related fields.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Resource covers world history (excluding US & Canada), 1450-present. Indexes articles, books, essay collections, dissertations, media. With abstracts.
  • History of Science, Technology, and Medicine  
      
    Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, reviews, dissertations.

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  • America: History and Life
    Key resource covers US & Canadian history, prehistory-present. Indexes articles, book reviews, essay collections, dissertations, media. With abstracts.
  • Anthropology Plus  
      
    Indexes articles, reports, edited works, and other publications in Anthropology and related fields.
  • AnthroSource
    Contains full text of the publications of the American Anthropological Association. Includes current issues of the AAA's most critical peer-reviewed publications.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Resource covers world history (excluding US & Canada), 1450-present. Indexes articles, books, essay collections, dissertations, media. With abstracts.
  • History of Science, Technology, and Medicine  
      
    Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, reviews, dissertations.
  • Humanities Abstracts
    Provides abstracts, indexing and some links to full-text of journals and magazines in a broad range of humanities fields. Indexing from Feb. 1, 1984; abstracts from Mar. 1, 1994.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective
    Indexes journals in the humanities and social sciences covering the period 1907-1984.
  • JSTOR
    A full-text scholarly journal archive, back to vol. 1, issue 1, in many fields. Current years are excluded for most journals.
  • Project Muse
    A collection of major journals in the humanities and social sciences. Coverage is roughly from 2000 to the present.
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (Full Text)
    Indexing and abstracting of dissertations and theses 1861-present. Full text for most dissertations 1997-present and selective full-text for earlier dissertations. Comprehensive coverage of North American universities and selective coverage worldwide.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    The standard bibliographic tool for sociology and related disciplines. Provides abstracts and indexing of journal articles, citations to book reviews, abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. 1952 - present.
  • Web of Science [ISI Web of Knowledge]  
      
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    Indexes high-impact science, social science, engineering, art & humanities research journals, 1899-present. Also includes books and book chapters (2005-present) and conference proceedings (1990-present).
  • WorldCat
    Find over 43 million records of any type of material (books, journals, etc.) held by libraries all over the US and the world. "Classic" interface allows for more advanced searching options than the "MIT's Worldcat" interface.

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